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Finance Trainee

Posted 13 Jun 2024
Work experience
2 to 3 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required language
Dutch (Fluent)

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We are JTI, Japan Tobacco International, and we are present in 130 countries. We have spent years innovating, creating new and better products for the consumers to choose from. This is our business. But not only. Our business is our people. Their talent. Their potential. We believe that when they are free to be themselves, and they are given the opportunity to grow, travel and develop, amazing things can happen.

That’s why our employees, from around the world, choose to be a part of JTI. It is why 80% of employees feel happy working at JTI. And why we’ve been awarded Global Top Employer status, ten years running.

So when you’re ready to choose a career you’ll love, in a company you’ll love, feel free to #JoinTheIdea.

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Jumpstart Your Career with Our Thrilling 18-Month FMCG Traineeship!

Are you ready to dive into one of today's most dynamic industries? Our 18-month Traineeship offers you the perfect launchpad into the fast-paced world of Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), packed with responsibilities, challenges, and endless growth opportunities.

Your Adventure Begins Here:

Assignment 1: Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)

For the first period of time, you'll become an integral part of our FP&A team, where you'll develop your competencies in:

Advanced Excel & Power BI Proficiency:

  • Build financial models and dashboards in Power BI to effectively communicate financial information.
  • Utilize advanced Excel functions (e.g., XLOOKUP, PivotTables) for data manipulation, analysis, and visualization.

Analytical Skills:

  • Analyze financial data to identify trends, patterns, and areas for improvement. (e.g., conduct variance analysis on P&L statements to understand cost drivers or revenue fluctuations)
  • Apply volume/mix/pricing analysis techniques to assess the impact of pricing strategies and product mix on profitability.

Financial Statement Understanding (P&L Focus):

  • Gain a deep understanding of the components of the Profit and Loss statement (P&L) and their interrelationships.
  • Interpret P&L data to assess company performance and profitability

Assignment 2: The JT Group Treasury

Next, you'll transition into our Treasury department, a pivotal unit that ensures the financial stability and liquidity of our global operations. Here, you'll develop:

Cash & Risk management:

  • Develop insight into the cash requirements and cash flows of the Group
  • Understand how to Identify, assess and, if possible, mitigate financial risks

Technical Skills:

Ability to use SAP, the leading Enterprise Resource Planning software, to interrogate transactional data.

Financial Acumen:

Appreciation of financial sources of risk.

This traineeship is not just a job; it's a journey designed to equip you with unparalleled skills and experiences in the FMCG sector. From day one, you will be entrusted with real responsibilities, face thrilling challenges, and have numerous opportunities to grow and excel.


  • Education: HBO, WO, or bachelor’s degree
  • Analytical Mindset: Enthusiastic about working with data and performing analyses
  • Curiosity and Collaboration: Eager to learn about FP&A and Treasury activities, and enjoy collaborating with various disciplines
  • Language Skills: Fluent in English
  • Experience: No experience is required, though up to 2 years of experience is a plus

At JTI we believe in the importance of a good work-life balance while we offer lots of opportunities for development and career progression – across functions and internationally. Maybe that’s one of the reasons why our employees stay on average an impressive nine years with us and we have been certified as a Top Employer for over thirteen years now. Want to know more about how our employees rate us? Please visit
Next to our rewarding compensation package of 2450,0 euros net monthly, we offer a range of other perks and benefits:

  • Team Atmosphere: Join an awesome team.s
  • Skill Development: Amazing training courses
  • Commuting Allowance: Support for your daily commute.
  • Annual Vacation: Enjoy a generous number of vacation days each year.
  • Hybrid Working: Benefit from a balanced work environment with 50/50 hybrid working.
  • Tech Essentials: Business laptop and iPhone provided.
  • Growth Opportunities: Thrive in a workplace where you can grow and learn.
  • 25 days off per year, plus 9 ADV days (based on full time contract)

Sounds interesting? We’d love to hear from you! To make it easier for you to apply, there is no need to upload a cover letter. Only your CV is enough because we would like to get to know you in person.

We will review all applications and make sure that every candidate receives a reply within 2 weeks after the application deadline.
ABOUT JTI JTI – Japan Tobacco International – is a leading international tobacco company with headquarters in Geneva. As part of the JT-Group, JTI sells its brands in more than 120 countries with around 48,000 employees in over 70 countries worldwide. JTI is committed to building a more sustainable future. If we are to achieve our targets, sustainability must be part of the mindset of all our employees and be part of our day-to-day decisions. Find out more at,
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION JTI is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment. We celebrate the differences that make us unique and strongly believe in a world where you have the freedom to express yourself. Where you can be proud and confident no matter who you are. A world in which we are all equal! That’s why all applicants will receive fair consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, maternity, or pregnancy. Want to know more about Diversity and Inclusion at JTI? Please visit
Is this not your next career step, but do you know someone who is a perfect fit? Please let us know! JTI considers it important that this job vacancy is shared as much as possible. JTI, therefore, invites everyone to share this vacancy with people who might be interested and/or suitable for it. If this results in JTI hiring a suitable candidate, you can, under certain conditions, receive a referral bonus of 500 Euros, to be paid out in the form of vouchers. Want to know more about this bonus? Please contact Sotirios Panagiotoulas- at and ask for the conditions. This policy does not apply to recruitment agencies or recruitment consultants.

JTI - Japan Tobacco International is the international tobacco business of Japan Tobacco Inc., a leading international tobacco product manufacturer, with a global market share of almost 10%. Our company was formed in 1999 when Japan Tobacco Inc. purchased the international tobacco operations of the US multinational R.J.Reynolds. In 2007, Gallaher, a FTSE 100 business, was acquired by Japan Tobacco…

JTI - Japan Tobacco International is the international tobacco business of Japan Tobacco Inc., a leading international tobacco product manufacturer, with a global market share of almost 10%. Our company was formed in 1999 when Japan Tobacco Inc. purchased the international tobacco operations of the US multinational R.J.Reynolds. In 2007, Gallaher, a FTSE 100 business, was acquired by Japan Tobacco Inc. At the time, this was the largest foreign acquisition by a Japanese company.

In 2009, the JT Group acquired part of the worldwide business of Tribac Leaf Limited (a company that trades tobacco in Africa), as well as two Brazilian companies active in the tobacco business, Kannenberg and KBH&C. In the same year, the JT Group also set up JTI Leaf Services, a joint venture with two leaf suppliers in the US – Hail & Cotton Inc. and JEB International.
The Head Quarters are located in Switzerland, Geneva. Worldwide JTI has approximately 25.000 employees spread out over 89 offices en 29 factories. Our brands are sold in more than 120 countries.

Our office in The Netherlands is located in Hilversum and we are responsible for the Dutch market In Hilversum we count 107 employees. Together with Belgium and Luxemburg we are part of the Benelux market. The main office for Belgium and Luxemburg is located in Brussels.
JTI is a true multinational company, without having one culture or one nationality taking precedence over another.

Our roots lie in many different countries - Japan, United States, Great Britain, Austria, only to name a few, and we take pride in building our strength from the diversity of our heritage and the cultures our employees represent. We believe that diversity enables cross-fertilization; it is a true source of inspiration for continuous improvement, development and progress.
JTI Diversity in numbers 60 countries where we have employees 120 countries where our product is sold 27 countries where our product is manufactured 90 nationalities within JTI 48 nationalities located in the Geneva Headquarters 12 nationalities in JTI's 17 Executive committee members

Tobacco industry
40,000 employees